Theme 3: Chenin: an asset for climate change?
Issues to be addressed: After a presentation of the areal evolution of Chenin Blanc, this topic aims to establish the state of the art of climate change issues for the wine growing territories for each large region in the world.
How do climate changes modify today’s geographical distribution areas? How are the present geographical areas going to become? How will these changes affect Chenin ? In which time period? How are wine-growers preparing themselves today? Which kind of leverage could help them develop adaptation strategies ?
Considered contributions: The expected abstracts on this topic should cover both research and testimonies of the impact of climate change on the vineyards and the reactions of winegrowers. What are the realities of climate change today in the world of wine? Which tests are being done in the field, in the wineries and within the appellations ? What are the expectations and needs of winegrowers ? How is Chenin Blanc accomodated in adaptation strategies ?